Most Influential Athletes of America
Lindsey Vonn The Most Desirable Woman in Sports. 2013 was a big year for the alpine skier, but not necessarily for her ski skills. Vonn crashed during training in February, began dating Tiger Woods and experienced a partial ACL tear in another crash in November, which jeopardizes her participation in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Vonn is one of six women to have won World Cup races in all five disciplines of alpine skiing downhill, super G, giant slalom, slalom, and super combined and has won 59 World Cup races in her career through February 2014. With her Olympic gold and bronze medals, two World Championship gold medals in 2009 (plus three silver medals in 2007 and 2011), and four overall World Cup titles, Vonn has become the most successful American ski racer in history.